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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Backyard flowers April 21, 2019
    Hi, Sury; Your backyard is home to some very happy Clematis growth! The last photo displays its beauty and climbing nature against the wooden fencing.Roses are gorgeous. Is it possible that there was a raindrop stain or maybe some grease on the lens glass? I remember getting similar frames during a rainy day shoot. Hope […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Should I get rid of my APS-C gear? April 21, 2019
    ValeryD wrote:bfitzgeraldThese are the first impressions of using a full frame, they pass quickly ... Then, rather, there is a lack of a wide angle in existing lenses, moreover, there will not be enough extra 100mm for lenses with focal 200-300mm, which perfectly turn into 300-450mm on a crop cameras. Of course, the a77 has […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Should I get rid of my APS-C gear? April 21, 2019
    bakubo wrote:If you sell your A77 and A57 will it be about enough to get a second A99? Or maybe an A7II (or A7III) with adaptor?Not the bodies but if I dumped all the APS-C stuff it would be enough probably - depending on how you price it and if it sells. At the moment […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Backyard flowers April 21, 2019
    From yesterday's session in the back yard.On this one, I have not tested the lens after cleaning the UV filter, but I am wondering if the lens is out of whack.Statistics: Posted by sury — Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:00 am
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Faking a polarizer using RAW

Here’s a question which came in to my email just now:

“Could I process a RAW file in Photoshop to achieve a similar effect as if I had used a Polaroid lens filter? Or would I be better just using the Polaroid filter?”

The answer is that you can never imitate the effect of polarizing . . . → Read More: Faking a polarizer using RAW

Adobe Camera Raw 4.4 supports A200, 300, 350

Adobe has released updates to Photoshop Lightroom and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately as free upgrades for existing users. The releases provide added raw file support for nine additional digital cameras, including the Sony Alpha 200 (already supported by 4.3.2 whether they knew it or not), Alpha 300 . . . → Read More: Adobe Camera Raw 4.4 supports A200, 300, 350

A700, 6400 ISO, seven raw processors

There’s a lot of controversy right now about whether or not the image structure of the Alpha 700 files at very high ISO – mainly 3200 and 6400 – is as clean as raw processed results from other comparable cameras like the Canon 40D (does not offer ISO 6400), the Olympus E-3 (does not offer . . . → Read More: A700, 6400 ISO, seven raw processors

Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw

Apple’s Aperture 2.0 is a tedious program to test, with all its creation of ‘projects’ and ‘libraries’, ‘albums’, ‘vaults’ and nonstandard GUI, and it isn’t fast in processing files or passing them to Photoshop (which it does in 16-bit form, just another step to reverse before saving as far as I’m concerned). However, it’s handling . . . → Read More: Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw